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Friedhof Hietzing, Hietzing Cemetery, Friedhoefe Wien, Hietzing, Wien, Vienna, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

My Vienna: Klimt, Moser, & Wagner in Hietzing Cemetery

Previously, I provided short biographies for artist Gustav Klimt, artist and designer Koloman Moser, and architect Otto Wagner, and why they are important figures to the arts and culture scene in early 20th-century Vienna. These three figures are buried in Hietzing Cemetery in the 13th district of Hietzing at the city’s western periphery.

Located to the southwest of the former imperial summer residence Schönbrunner Schlosspark, Hietzing Cemetery is modest in size with an area of over 9.7 hectares (24 acres) and containing over 11-thousand graves. With the present site inaugurated in 1787, the cemetery has seen several expansion phases and survived damage from the Second World War.

It’s an easy ride on the city’s U4 subway, formerly Otto Wagner’s municipal railway (Wiener Stadtbahn), to one of its stations at Hietzing. From Hietzing station, it’s a quick hop on a bus to the cemetery’s main gate.


Inside Hietzing cemetery

Friedhof Hietzing, Hietzing Cemetery, Friedhoefe Wien, Hietzing, Wien, Vienna, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

2018 was the 100th anniversary of the deaths of Gustav Klimt (*1862-1918+), Koloman Moser (*1868-1918+), and Otto Wagner (*1841-1918+).

Gustav Klimt, Friedhof Hietzing, Friedhoefe Wien, Vienna, Wien, Oesterreich, Austria, fotoeins.com

Gustav Klimt, grave no. 5-194/195.

Friedhof Hietzing, Hietzing Cemetery, Friedhoefe Wien, Hietzing, Wien, Vienna, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Gustav Klimt’s grave is plain and, unlike his paintings, without much ornamentation.

Koloman Moser, Moser Familie, Friedhof Hietzing, Friedhoefe Wien, Vienna, Wien, Oesterreich, Austria, fotoeins.com

Family grave for Koloman Moser, number 16-Gft-14D.

Friedhof Hietzing, Hietzing Cemetery, Friedhoefe Wien, Hietzing, Wien, Vienna, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Koloman Moser.

Otto Wagner, Wagner Familie, Friedhof Hietzing, Friedhoefe Wien, Vienna, Wien, Oesterreich, Austria, fotoeins.com

Family grave for Otto Wagner, number 13-Gft-131.

Friedhof Hietzing, Hietzing Cemetery, Friedhoefe Wien, Hietzing, Wien, Vienna, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Designed himself, the Otto Wagner family tomb is in the traditional Historicist style, coming full circle in architectural style in life to death.

Friedhof Hietzing, Hietzing Cemetery, Friedhoefe Wien, Hietzing, Wien, Vienna, Austria, Oesterreich, fotoeins.com

Visitors to the cemetery can look northwest to see the glowing golden dome of Otto Wagner’s Steinhof Church at a distance of 4 km (2.5 mi).


Directions

•   Next to the cemetery’s main gate, Wiener Linien bus stop “Montecuccoliplatz”, served by buses 8A, 56A, 56B, 58A, 58B.
•   No charge for admission into cemetery.
•   Open daily: November to February: 800-1700; all of March, all of October: 0700-1800; April to September: 0700-1900; every Thursday from May to August: 0700-2000.

I made the photos above entirely with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime on 16 May 2018. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-c45.

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